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Did you witness the solar eclipse over Morley?

The celestial show occured as the moon moved in front of the sun at around 9.30am today, covering up to 97 per cent of its surface.

Picture taken by Joshua Clegg of Ingle Grove.

Picture taken by Joshua Clegg of Ingle Grove.

Joshua Clegg of Ingle Grove was snapping away.

He said: “I took them in my back garden after waiting a little while, then a opening in the clouds came and a captured these.”

Kelly Sale also posted her picture taken of the dark skies over East Ardsley.

Dr Kevin Pimbblet an observational astrophysicist at Hull University said: “We don’t get the chance to see a solar eclipse very often. They only occur during a New Moon, when the moon is directly between the sun and the Earth during daylight hours.

Seeing a total solar eclipse is something that may not happen for decades in any given location

Dr Kevin Pimbblet

“The shadow cast by the moon on the Earth during a solar eclipse is very small – perhaps only as much as 480km across.

“This means that seeing a total solar eclipse is something that may not happen for decades in any given location.

“If you miss this one, you will have to wait until August 2026 for another solar eclipse of this magnitude. Providing the weather holds, this will be a spectacular sight.

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